The 2010 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School returns to Columbus, Ohio, this year for a jam-packed program under the direction of Roger High and Henry Zerby, Ph.D., of Ohio State University (OSU).
Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in the highly regarded Lamb 509 course at OSU as well as the American Sheep Industry Association Genetics Conference. The 509 course has participants evaluating live lambs and purchasing them at an auction, evaluating and grading the carcass and taking a hands-on role in the fabrication of the lamb into wholesale and retail cuts. Students explore the relationship between live animal characteristics and the value of the wholesale and retail cuts. Local tours, classroom segments, networking opportunities and small group interactions round out the activities of the leadership school.
Competition for acceptance to this year's school will be strong, so early applications are recommended. Interested individuals must be 20 years of age or older to apply. There is no fee necessary to apply. Application forms are available on the National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) Web site at "http://www.nlfa-sheep.org" "http://www.nlfa-sheep.org">www.nlfa-sheep.org</a or may be requested by e-mail at "mailto:email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a. A brief essay is required, along with the name of one reference. Applications must be received in the NLFA office by May 1, 2010.
A group of 32 participants will be selected and notified. Once accepted, participants will be required to submit a $200 per person registration fee to confirm the attendance. While NLFA covers the cost of meals, lodging and tour expenses, each attendee is responsible for the cost of their transportation to Columbus, Ohio.